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September 14, 2022

Sports Coaching Business Lessons

Elite sport and grassroots sport inhabit different worlds. One's cutthroat and zero-sum, the other's full of positives for learning, resilience, collaboration, and self-confidence

May 26, 2022

Good Character in Business: My Interview With Fred Kiel

"Leaders of good character keep their promises... and treat you as a human being and not as an object."

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November 9, 2021

How Do You Run a Business? – #MTtalk Roundup

My grandpa was a wealthy man. He owned a successful transport business. His work ethic was beyond reproach. However, his inability to say "no" would eventually lead to his downfall

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October 27, 2020

Has Your Career Gone Flat? – #MTtalk Roundup

In our latest Twitter chat, we talked about careers going flat – and how to get them flying again

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July 12, 2018

What We Can Learn From Our Sports Heroes, in Business and Life

I'm not particularly sporty. I mean, I like the occasional swim and I’m not too bad at crazy golf. And I can bowl without the side ramps up! But, despite my indifference, I'm unable to avoid the optimistic hysteria that sweeps my nation (U.K.) every time one of our homegrown sports stars or teams plays […]

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April 16, 2018

A Survival Guide to Food at Work

Do you grab a snack at your desk, or are you a "foodie," savoring every bite? We each have our own unique relationship with food – but one thing we share is that, sometimes, we have to eat at work. And it can be awkward and uncomfortable to have your personal eating habits on public […]

October 19, 2017

5 Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint Presentation

If you've never heard the expression "Death by PowerPoint," take a look at the Grim Reaper's* slide, below.  I'm sure you've been there. That presentation that never seems to end. The presenter going on and on… and on. You stopped listening half an hour ago. That's when you began paying more attention to the clock […]

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August 14, 2017

99 of the Best Business Acronyms Explained

Chances are that we all know our OMGs from our LOLs by now. But there are hundreds of acronyms out there that we could be using to make our lives and our jobs that little bit easier. They range from the weird and wonderful, to the highly technical and professional. So, if you're left scratching […]

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December 22, 2016

The Greiner Curve: Will Your Organization Sink or Swim?

What's the key to a successful business? Why do some sink and others swim? Is it just a case of having the right product at the right time? Or is it that the company is good at managing and deflecting crises when they arise? The Greiner Curve is a simple tool that lays out the […]

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May 23, 2016

Goal-Setting: Benefits and Cautions

Goals? Sure, I have them and I could more or less tell you what they are, but I didn't need to write them down like all those motivational speakers told me to do. Why? Like auditor Todd Weinman, I recoiled at the notion of being controlled – even when the "controller" is someone as likable […]

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